Ellen S. Miller

co-founder and executive director, the Sunlight Foundation
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Ellen S. Miller is the co-founder and executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based, non-profit organization that is using new technology to open up Congress. In just two years, Sunlight has created more than two dozen Web sites, databases, distributed research projects, tools and widgets to make information about Congress' activities more accessible through the Internet. She is the founder of two prominent Washington-based organizations in the field of money and politics -- the Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign -- and a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance and ethics issues. Miller is a well-recognized public speaker, commentator and writer on the issues of money, politics, and power. Her experience as a Washington advocate for more than 35 years spans the worlds of public-interest advocacy, grass-roots activism and journalism. In addition to her more than two decades of work on the issue of money in politics, Miller served as deputy director of Campaign for America's Future, where she directed its Project for an Accountable Congress, the publisher of TomPaine.com and a senior fellow at The American Prospect. She spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Miller blogs regularly at the Sunlight Foundation site and has written frequently for TomPaine.com, The Hill, The American Prospect and The Nation.

KDMC Sessions

Opening Night Dinner
April 23, 2008, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Windows Media Video: Video: Keynote address: “Transparency in the Age of the Internet” (112 MB)
Miscellaneous: Keynote text notes (RTF)
SEMINAR: Election ’08: Unleashing the Cyber-watchdogs


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